Arizona Politics News


The Friday NewsCap Sept. 24, 2021
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former congressional candidate Christine Jones joined The Show to talk about the draft report of the so-called Arizona audit, the resignation of a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and more.
Group To Review Maricopa County Election Processes
The County Board of Supervisors directed the county manager Wednesday to form a group to make recommendations regarding "structure, staff and technology" for the county’s election operations.
Jan. 17, 2019
Recorder: $25M Needed For Ballot Tabulation System
The Maricopa County Recorder said his elections department needs significant dollars for a new tabulation system.
Jan. 16, 2019
AZ House Speaker Waiting For Drought Plan From Governor
One of the major issues addressed by Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address was a drought contingency plan. With a Jan. 31 deadline looming, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says he won’t be pressured into approving a plan he has yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
Childrens Action Alliance  Outlines 2019 Priorities
And, as the legislative session gets underway, The Show has been speaking with a number of advocacy groups to find out what they’d like to see get done in 2019, including Children’s Action Alliance.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Senator Proposes Eliminating Controversial SB1070
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address included a laundry list of items — including some that continue to grab most of the headlines, like water and K-12 funding.
Jan. 16, 2019
The Takeaway: Calculating The Costs Of The Longest Government Shutdown In History
The government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with no end in sight. And although it might seem counter-intuitive, shutdowns wind up costing the economy more money than it would to simply keep everything running.
Jan. 16, 2019
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity
In his State of the State address on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to get rid of legislative immunity, a measure that protects lawmakers from arrest in certain circumstances. But some Arizona lawmakers think it should stay in place.
Jan. 16, 2019
New Navajo President Faces Big Economic Challenges
Jonathan Nez was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of the country’s largest Native American reservation.
Jan. 16, 2019
In Wake Of Don Shooter Expulsion, Still No Code Of Conduct
When Representative Don Shooter was expelled by his colleagues during the 2018 legislative session — the first such expulsion in more than 25 years. It was seen as a sign that lawmakers had raised expectations for their colleagues’ behavior.
Jan. 15, 2019
Americans For Prosperity Want Reform
In addition to Ducey's priorities, we wanted to find out what the Americans for Prosperity would like to see happen at the Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2019
Has The Political Power Of Evangelicals Waned?
The political power of evangelical Christians has been a long-time force in the U.S., beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. But is their political influence as strong as it used to be?
Jan. 15, 2019
4 Obstacles Facing Arizona As It Finishes A Drought Plan
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Shutdown, More Water Requests Could Disrupt Arizona Drought Plan
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund
In his State of State address Monday, Gov. Ducey said despite a sunny economic outlook, the state won’t, in his words, “let the good times roll.” Instead, Ducey says he plans on significantly boosting the state’s rainy day fund.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Spirit Of Bipartisanship In State Address
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday, kicking off the new legislative session and his second term in office. In it, he praised Arizona’s booming economy and working in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: What Recourse Do Federal Workers Have During A Shutdown? Learning From The 1981 Air Traffic Controllers
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration when many of their members received a paycheck for $0.00. We look at the role these controllers play in air travel safety and potential protests. But air traffic controllers have had a showdown with the federal government before.
Jan. 15, 2019
St. Marys Brings Food To TSA Workers
There are almost 1,000 TSA workers in the Phoenix areas alone that have now gone without a paycheck in the new year. St. Mary’s Food Bank said it served about 300 on Monday. The food bank will be back to serve more if the government shutdown continues to strain the budgets of its workers.
Jan. 14, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Big Week Upcoming For Brexit
Tuesday is a big day in the ongoing Brexit saga, as the United Kingdom moves ever closer to leaving the European Union. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jan. 14, 2019
AZ Minority Leader: Dems Ready To Play More Prominent Role
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Ducey delivers his State of the State speech, outlining his priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The Show recently sat down with House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez of Yuma.
Jan. 14, 2019
Boas: Lawmakers Battle Over AZs Budget Surplus
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Jan. 14, 2019
Tensions In The Phoenix City Council Continue To Bubble
The Phoenix City Council has had to face big choices in the past year, but the debates in meetings have been about more than just the issues. Tension between council members has bubbled up to the surface.
Jan. 14, 2019